YMCA Hockey Club is a dynamic club with a long & proud history. The 2008/2009 season was the club’s 100th birthday. Our membership ranges from under 8 to over 50, catering for players of all levels and abilities.
New members are always welcome to the Club. If you’re looking for a new challenge in hockey circles or have never even played the game, have a look at our New Members section and get in touch.
The men’s section is one of the largest men’s hockey clubs in Ireland. There are 5 men’s teams in the Leinster Senior League with our 1st XI plying their trade in Division 1 & our 5th XI in Division 8.
Players with International caps:
Retired: Ralph Walker, Ken Blackmore, Philip Hardy, Pat Hade, Colin Hade, Norman Smyth, John Mckechnie, Jonathon Cole, Tom Jenkinson, Stuart Walker
Active: Gabriel DeGrandis (Brazil)
Leinster Senior League Titles: 11 - 1944, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Irish Senior Cup Wins: 9 - 1940, 1944, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1965, 1978, 1979
Irish Senior Cup Runners Up: 5 - 1946, 1951, 1955, 1990, 2001
Irish Hockey League Runner Up: 1 - 2012
Irish Junior Cup Wins: 1 - 1954
Irish Junior Cup Runners Up: 2 - 1958, 2010
The Ladies section was formed in 2006 and since then has gone from strength to strength, and now boasts two teams competing in the Leinster Leagues.
As with any new team YMCA Ladies had to start in the lowest division in Leinster and have since then been working their way up! They have managed the impressive feat of six consecutive promotions and now play in Division 2.
The 2nd XI have also enjoyed success since their formation in 2007 and now compete in Division 6.
Irish Hockey Challenge Wins: 2 - 2009, 2010
The Junior/Colts section in YMCA has been one of the most successful in Ireland for a number of years and is seen as core to the success of the Senior Club. As a result, a significant amount of time, effort & resources goes into the coaching and nurturing of talent at this level and our Senior Club, Leinster & Ireland Representatives, as well as First Team players, are active in taking part in as many sessions as possible.